Jane from Two Roads is a certified behavioural, motivator, and competency analyst. As part of her career coaching services she helps students and graduates identify the path they should pursue in the early years of their graduate life. Contact Jane to avail of her summer offer (T&C below) .
Life after college can be daunting to say the least. The stabilisers have finally come off your bike, and you are expected to take on the working world with gusto. Whether it is society’s expectation, your own expectation, or that from family, deciding where to go next can be a task as tricky as picking out courses for you CAO. Many people tend to go through this challenge on their own, thinking themselves that they should know which turn to take at this crossroads of life, but you do not need to do it alone. Talking to a coach can allow you to gain fresh perspective, acting as an unbiased soundboard for what is happening in your head.
There can seem to be supports while you are in college, be that friends or the systems in place by the institution you are in. Once you have moved on though it can seem like these have been taken away, and friends all move at different paces which can allow comparison to be the thief of joy.
Of course, there are going to be some things to remember post undergraduate. Certain things such as, getting your dream job will not be easy. Not to sound disheartening, but there will be thousands in the same position as you are right now. However, many things can set you apart and having self-awareness, that you can discover though working with a coach, can allow you to identify what these are. All while making tangible goals for you to work towards.
It is normal to feel anxious and stressed now, between bills, course fees, loans, and societal pressure there is a lot going on. Trusting yourself and knowing where you want to go can alleviate some of this pressure. People will almost expect you to be a walking CV too. Maybe it comes from a politeness, but many people will ask about how you are getting on, where you are, where you are going? There is absolutely no harm in this, but if you do not know it is an added pressure that can build into frustration.
Trying to figure out how to divide yourself up equally between friends, relationships, jobs, social life, activities there is a lot going on. Dividing your time up, while giving time to filling up your own cup can be a mammoth task. Time management and planning is a key area you can work on with a coach.
However, you are more than likely in your twenties and now is the time to take these risks and regardless of what you may think or what others are making you think you are exactly where you should be. It should be an exciting time, a time of adventure and learning and a time where you can start attacking the future you want. Making a short-term investment into your future can put your wheels into motion.
- Gaining clarity on career options & needs
- Becoming aware of limiting beliefs and building confidence
- Discovering and exploring potential job and career interests
- Identifying suitable employment environments
- Assessment Centres
- Identifying and positioning your value to an employer
- Goal setting
- Achieving work-life balance
- Transitioning from college to working life
It is time to take the ball back and place yourself back into your own driving seat.
Avail of 20% off Two Roads career services by quoting ‘The Irish Graduate’ upon inquiry. Summer offer runs 7th June – 31st August 2021. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.